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Maharashtra government creates helipad policy

Maharashtra government creates helipad policy

The Maharashtra government has outlined a new helipad policy. This comes after a series of accidents that almost harmed the Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis. The policy stipulates that helicopters are no longer allowed to start their engines or air-conditioning before the VVIP passenger is on board. They cannot land in densely populated areas and has… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jan-18

New Helicopters for Maharashtra Government

New Helicopters for Maharashtra Government

The Maharashtra Government has made the decision to purchase two new helicopters. One will be used for anti-Naxal campaigns in Gadchiroli and Chandrapur for the police and also for air ambulance services, reports Press Trust of India. The government has also decided to use one of their Eurocopter AS365N3 helicopters for educational purposes.

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Sep-17

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SOP Draft for Maharashtra Helipads

SOP Draft for Maharashtra Helipads

The Maharashtra Government has instructed the department that handles VIP Security to draw up a draft SOP and helipad locations for landing permissions. This was after the discussions at the legislative council. Concern was raised over the seemingly “back to back” helicopter incidents involving the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. He thanked the council for their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Jul-17

25-May-17 VT-CMM Sikorsky S76C++ Nilanga, India

Helicopter came down less than 30 seconds after take-off.  Video shows a sudden spark 41 seconds after take-off on a very low climb-out (which could suggest it hit wires), and the helicopter descended quickly from there.  4 POB including the Chief Minister of the State of Maharashtra, but no significant injuries.  The helicopter did not… Read more »

25-May-17